Grace and Laurence Ousley Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The Ousley siblings dedicated their lives to the betterment of the Beloit community despite the racism/prejudice they faced. Grace was the first African-American woman to graduate from Beloit College in 1904 and her brother Laurence, although he was unable to graduate from the college, worked in the community until his death and bequeathed his entire estate to the college. We honor their legacy by granting two awards each year to students from historically underrepresented groups in higher education at Beloit College who exemplify dedication to utilizing their education to advance social justice within the Beloit college campus and/or larger city of Beloit.


Recipients: Jasmin Bowers, Shakira Wilson


Recipients: Jada Marie Daniels, Autumn N. Green


Recipients: Jada Daniel, Gisela Sarabia Sandoval


Recipients: Aryssa Harris, Superior Murphy


Recipients: Kaela Hadaway, Faviola Ramirez

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